The United States Supreme Court has asked Congress to appropriate money for increased security to respond to an increased volume of threats, as reported by The Hill. Perhaps it's just a sign of the times that we live in, but if so, it's not a good sign.
The law is supposed to be a civilizing and moderating influence on society. While judging has never been free from risk, it's a cause for concern when threats are being received in such volume by the highest court in the land. Let's hope that Congress is wise enough to give the court whatever is necessary to preserve the safety of the justices and all court personnel. We are talking about the security of a separate branch of government, co-equal with the legislative and executive.